It’s likely you’ve experienced — or at least heard of — a heat wave on land: those prolonged periods when temperatures are unusually high. But in recent years, marine scientists have been turning their sights on another kind of heat wave — one that occurs in the ocean.
Since 1970, average summer nights have warmed across the contiguous U.S. by 2.5°F.In 40% of 246 U.S. locations analyzed by Climate Central, average summer nights have warmed by at least 3°F since 1970.
We all can get overheated on a hot summer day but heat exhaustion is a whole other thing, that can be dangerous and should be taken seriously. If left untreated, it could result in a life-threatening situation known as a Heat Stroke. Heat Strokes occur when your body temperature rises to 103 degrees F or higher. This is due to high humidity levels and the sun being high and more time outdoors.
The planetary scientist explained that from 2 to 4 billion years ago, the moon was a chaotic place. Tens of thousands of volcanoes erupted across its surface and how this could be beneficial for future exploration
The Great Salt Lake has hit a new historic low for the second time in less than a year as the ongoing megadrought worsened by climate change continues to shrink the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi
The predicted active season is a result of several climate factors, including the ongoing La Niña that is likely to continue throughout the hurricane season. This means that temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean will be warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, weaker tropical Atlantic trade winds and an enhanced west African monsoon.
Arietids Meteor Shower (June 7-8) With a peak display of more than 60 shooting stars each hour, the Arietids are one of the best meteor showers of the year. There’s only one problem: they’re nearly impossible to see. Unlike the Leonids or the Perseids, the Arietids are one of a few meteor showers that peak during the daylight hours.
A Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) is a collection of thunderstorms that act as a system. An MCS can spread across an entire state and last more than 12 hours. On radar one of these monsters might appear as a solid line, a broken line, or a cluster of cells. This all-encompassing term can include any of the following storm types:
Each year, Earth Day is a time to turn our attention toward the environment and raise awareness about threats to its well-being, from air pollution to climate change. But why does Earth Day fall on April 22? Is there any significance to the date?
Ocean acidification is a change in the properties of ocean water that can be harmful for plants and animals. Scientist have found that in the past 100-200 years, the acidity of our oceans have been on the rise